Third Generation

52. Captain Joseph CASS Sr.33,115 was born on 5 October 1656 in Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire.36,114 He died on 6 July 1739 at the age of 82 in Kensington, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

Captain Joseph Cass was a veteran of King Philip's War. He was paid for his services sterling 3 pounds, 8 shillings, 6 pence on August 24, 1676. He was given half of his father's homestead in the Will. He was also a taxpayer in Hampton Falls in 1709. He is known to have died after 1718, as he was named in a land deal by his brother Ebenezer in that year. The Genealogical Register of the New Hampshire State Papers shows that he joined the State Militia after King Philip's War. It also shows that he served as a Commander therein and went on many expeditions against the Indians. The State Legislature paid him lump sums of money which he doled out to the troops who accompanied him. He also resisted paying taxes to the Mason family - the descendants of John Mason who owned New Hampshire.

The records are replete with his and his brother Samuel's activities also against the Crown. Joseph was also a Selectman for Hampton for the period of 1707-1717. The records indicated that he was on one Louisbourg expedition. Joseph married Elizabeth Green Chase, the widow of James Chase after 1692 - he and James were cousins. Her father was believed to have been Judge Henry Green who left a Will with bequests to her children who were unnamed in the Will - a copy of which is in the NH Archives. Therefore it is not certain how many of the children of Joseph's second marriage were his naturally or by adoption. The Will just refers to the children of the widow Elizabeth Green Chase. Joseph may have died on a Louisbourg Expedition on 6 Jul 1739 as part of the NH militia

Captain Joseph CASS Sr. and Mary HOBBS were married on 4 January 1676/7 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.36 [another source says 10 Dec 1676] Mary HOBBS33, daughter of Morris HOBBS and Sarah ESTOW, was born on 11 February 1656/7 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.36 She died on 2 July 1692 at the age of 35 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.34

Captain Joseph CASS Sr.-8777 and Mary HOBBS-8778 had the following children:



John CASS36 was born on 21 August 1680 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He died young in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.79



Joseph CASS36 was born in 1685 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He died on 22 January 1686/7 at the age of 2 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.



Mary CASS-8779.



John CASS-13796.

Captain Joseph CASS Sr. and Elizabeth GREEN were married after 1692.79 She was the widow of James CHASE, a cousin to Joseph.

Elizabeth GREEN36, daughter of Henry GREEN and Mary HUSSEY, was born on 11 June 1656 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.36,39,79

Captain Joseph CASS Sr.-8777 and Elizabeth GREEN-3009 had the following children:



Joseph CASS Jr.-13802.



Jonathan CASS-13801.



Amos CASS36 fought in the French and Indian War in 1712.79 In 1720 he was a Hampton Falls Proprietor - Chester.79 He was born in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.79



Elizabeth CASS-13804.
Last Updated: 12 March 2013